Tracey Davis (b. 1979-1980) was a half-blood witch who started attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991. She was in the same year as Harry Potter and was Sorted into Slytherin house.
The name "Tracey" is from an English surname which was taken from a Norman French place name meaning "domain belonging to Thracius". It was used by Charles Dickens for a masculine character in his novel The Pickwick Papers (1837). It was later popularised as a feminine name by the main character Tracy Lord in the film The Philadelphia Story (1940).
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and Me
- "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
- Writing by J. K. Rowling: "The Original Forty" at Wizarding World